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 Knock Under (To).Knockers. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Knocked into a Cocked Hat.
 
Thoroughly beaten; altered beyond recognition; hors de combat. A cocked-hat, folded into a chapeau bras, is crushed out of all shape.   1
 


 Knock Under (To).Knockers. 

 
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